Let’s talk Retinol today, one of my favourite powerhouse ingredients!
What is it?
Retinol is essentially a form of Vitamin A derivative. It is a well-proven scientific ingredient which can help fight acne, reduce wrinkles, stimulate collagen, as well as promote cellular turnover.
How to start using Retinol
- Incorporate GRADUALLY into your skincare routine with the lowest strength
- Build up frequency to allow your skin to acclimatise
- Increase strength
- Avoid other active ingredients in the same session
- Listen to your skin needs to avoid irritations
Skinceuticals Retinol cream
I’ve have incorporated retinol into my skincare for about a decade in various strengths as well as prescriptive retinoids. At times, I would take a breather on Retinol if I feel my skin is getting sensitive.
I’ve have been using Skinceuticals Retinol 0.5% for a month and am truly impressed by its efficacy. I’ve jumped straight on 0.5% as I know my skin would be able to tolerate it. However there is a lower strength of 0.3% that you should start with if the ingredient is new to you.
Skinceuticals Retinol is one of the best formulations that I’ve encountered. I’ve learnt that it’s not always about the strength of the active ingredient, it’s about the packaging (think stability), delivery system and other included ingredients. I love the effectiveness of Skinceuticals formulation.
Firstly the texture is elegant and silky. It’s easily absorbed and layered well with other products which is important if you’re someone who likes a few extra steps in your routine.
I am currently using Skinceuticals Retinol 0.5% up to 3 times weekly, leaving the other nights for other active ingredients such as 10% glycolic acid. I haven’t experienced any adverse irritation and really love how my skin looks the morning after using Skinceuticals Retinol 0.5%…smoother, plumper, brighter and radiant.
This was kindly gifted to me but I would definitely repurchase in a heartbeat.
You can purchase Retinol 0.3% on Skinceuticals.co.uk. For stronger strengths of 0.5% and 1.0%, you can purchase via skin clinics.
Please remember to use SPF everyday and that skincare is a journey!
Do you incorporate Retinol in your routine?
Much love always,
his post featured products that were generously provided for review consideration. As always, opinions are my own and unbiased.